Corral Complex Fire Update August 23, 2013 8:00 PM
Incident: Corral Complex Wildfire
Six Rivers National Forest
August 23, 2013
Fire Information Phone: (530) 629-2149
Incident: The Corral Complex was started by lightning on August 10, 2013 and is burning within the 1999 Megram Fire and the 2009 Backbone Fire areas.
Location: Trinity Alps Wilderness
Agency Jurisdiction: Unified Command-USDA Forest Service and Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation.
Cooperating Agencies: VFD’s, Humboldt Co. Sheriff’s Office
Current Size: Complex is 10, 364 Acres Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0% Structures Threatened: 125
Current Resources: Crews: 16 Engines: 15 Helicopters: 5 Dozers: 11
Total Personnel: 907
Current Situation: The fire today experience minimal growth. The greatest of which was on the southeast corner of the fire. South of Tish Tang Point crews continued placing hose line and pumps in support of a future firing operation.
The weather continues to be favorable for construction of indirect fire line. The weather forecast calls for a slight chance of showers on Sunday with a slow drying trend anticipated by the middle of next week. A new contingency group has been formed to prepare indirect line along Lone Pine Ridge from Horse Creek working east.
Evacuations: None currently in place. The structures at risk are outside the fire perimeter.
Road Closures: As of Thursday morning, no road closures are in effect on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, however, due to increased fire personnel traffic, the public is encouraged to limit their use of reservation mountain roads; Big Hill Road, Mill Creek Road and Tish Tang Road. Forest Service roads 7N26, 7N53, and 7N04 surrounding the Groves Prairie Spike Camp has restricted public access due to fire crew activity. BE SAFE!
A Temporary Forest Closure Order for the Horse Ridge Closure area is in place. This order prohibits going or being upon National Forest System lands and trails within the Red Cap, Bear Hole, Horse Ridge Trail Closure Area. It is effective from August 22, 2013 through August 26, 2013. To view the entire Forest Order and Map visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5433210.pdf
Area & Trail Closures: For public safety and to ensure unimpeded access for firefighters and equipment, public access is restricted in the fire area.
Saturday, August 24, 2013, 3:00 P.M. at the Denny Campground, Denny, Calif. .
For further information, including, maps, photos, links and closures, visit: www.inciweb.org, select “Corral Complex”